Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but donât have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Incorporating the pillars of sports therapy (e.g. recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injury) youâll learn the theoretical knowledge to underpin the practical skills necessary to enable injured athletes to return to full function and sport.
On graduation, you will be a well-rounded practitioner ready to assist athletes to recover through rehabilitation and return to full fitness. The course has a significant practical element, with students completing hours of clinical practice in live, real world environments. You will also get the chance to work with amateur and semi-professional sports teams - exposing you to practice early on in the course.
Current placement opportunities include a wide variety of; Premiership Football, National Rugby and Super League Rugby clubs across the country â alongside placement opportunities across a range of other sports and clinical environments.
Work experience, research internships, participation in research conferences are all opportunities available to our Sports Therapy students.
With support from the staff, if international placements are sourced, these can also provide our students with further experience in the field of Sports Therapy.
Year 1: Essential Literature for Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors, Fundamentals of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, The Basis of Human Movement, Professional Work Environments for STO, Study Skills for Lifelong Learning, Volunteering and Safety Management
Year 2: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice1, Fundamentals of Movement and Exercise, Physiology and Pathology for Sports Therapists, Foundations in Sports Therapy, Management, Treatment and Referral in Sports Injuries
Year 3: Soft Tissue Therapy and Practice, Screening Techniques for Sports Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy for Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation of Sports Injury, Functional Anatomy and Pathology in Assessment, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 (e-learning option part time)
Year 4: Compulsory Modules; Sports Therapy and Clinical Practice, Management of Sports Injuries in Specific Populations, Complete Management of an Injured Athlete, Applied Strength and Conditioning for Sports Therapists. Optional Module from a choice of: Dissertation
Or Research Project. With one of the following:- Skills for Leadership and Business, Advances in Fitness Training, Industry Based Experience
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